On behalf of the Vice Provost for Research, the University Policy Office (UPO) announces the issuance of Interim University Policy 4.20, Research Data Retention. This policy is interim for 6 months (December 5, 2020), at which point the policy will be reviewed and finalized.
"Accurate and detailed research records are an essential component of any research project. The long-term integrity of the record of research conducted at Cornell University requires that research data be preserved in sufficient detail and for an adequate period of time to enable appropriate responses to questions about accuracy, authenticity, authorship, adherence to funder/sponsor requirements, and compliance with laws and regulations governing the research. This policy defines the shared responsibilities of Cornell researchers and the university in collecting, retaining, securing, obtaining, and sharing research data."
Please familiarize yourself with this interim policy and direct any questions to Interim Chief Research Compliance Officer Mark Hurwitz.